MySafe:LA is a unit of The Safe Community Project, a non-profit public benefit corporation. The directors for The Safe Community Project manage MySafe:LA. This group of individuals bring expertise in fire suppression, emergency medicine, incident command, national, state, and local emergency management, communications, journalism, media, education, and training.
The directors for MySafe:LA are actively involved in the operational management of the organization as well. The organization’s ability to collaborate closely with the Los Angeles Fire Department, LA Unified School District, Department of Aging, Rec & Parks, and other partners is due to the ongoing dedication and contributions made by the organization’s directors.
David Barrett, Executive Officer
Training and brand development expert, business CEO, award-winning filmmaker, founder
Dean Cathey, Secretary & Treasurer
LA City Assistant Fire Chief (ret), former LAFD Community Liaison Officer
David Yamahata, Director, Special Projects
Chief Deputy, Emergency Operations for the Los Angeles Fire Department (ret.)
Cameron Barrett, Education Director, Video Producer
Former network news director, university professor, award-winning filmmaker, training expert, co-founder
Steven Owens, Director, Fire Service Liaison
US Air Force NCO (ret), LA City Fire Captain, (ret)
John Drake, Director, Peer Group Liaison
Assistant Chief, Deputy Bureau Commander, Operations Valley Bureau, Los Angeles Fire Department